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Sprinkler Winterization

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in News, plumbing know how, Services

Sprinkler Winterization

Sprinkler Winterization

Winter is coming! And one of the things that homeowners should do before the cold winter hits is to get their sprinkler systems all prepped up.


What is Sprinkler Winterization?

It may seem like a big word, but in effect, sprinkler winterization is nothing but preparing your sprinkler systems for the icy cold winters.


Give me a good reason to do sprinkler winterization.

Water has the tendency to expand when it freezes into ice. Now, pipes are usually made from copper, PVC, or similar materials. Copper does not respond well to freezing. When the ice expands, these pipes can start cracking immediately, or break completely. PVC may endure the frozen ice for longer, but it too will eventually give in.

So, no matter what kind of a piping system you have, you need to take some steps to protect it from the falling temperature.


When should I winterize my sprinklers?

Take a look at the historical weather data in your region and ask your neighbors when the first cold winds hit in your location. It should be a good cue for you to winterize sprinklers in your home. It is recommended to complete the process 2-3 weeks before the freezing temperatures hit.

It is quite possible that light freezing has already set in. But, the good news is that underground pipes often enjoy some level of insulation from the soil.


What does the sprinkler winterization process entail?

You can winterize your ways. But, it is always advisable to get professional help in order to be completely sure that your pipes will not be damaged at all.

Depending on the kind of sprinkler system you have, you can:

  • Drain Manually
  • Can be used for all sprinkler pipes
  • Can be used on the sprinkler system mainline
  • Least efficient
  • Drain Automatically
  • Used only for sprinkler system with a spring-installed device on lateral pipes
  • Cannot be used for sprinkler system mainline
  • Highly Efficient
  • Drain Using Compressed Air
  • Can be used for all sprinkler pipes
  • Can be used on the sprinkler system mainline
  • Highly efficient

When can I call you?

Anytime. We have round the clock customer service. If you want to get your pipes drained today, we can arrange for that as well.

We will schedule an appointment as per your convenience. Our technicians will drain your system and leave your location, only when you are fully satisfied.


Winter is fast approaching, and you have limited time to make a move. Make a winning one by choosing Murray Plumbing.

We are eagerly waiting to hear from you!

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